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Aurelia House / Jorge Hernández de la Garza

  • 01:00 - 28 October, 2013
Aurelia House / Jorge Hernández de la Garza
Courtesy of Jorge Hernández de la Garza
Courtesy of Jorge Hernández de la Garza
  • Architect

  • Location

    Mexico
  • Design Team

    Abraham Ornelas, Layla González
  • Project Area

    450.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Cortesia de Jorge Hernández de la Garza

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The project is located in an area with a ​​steep slope, in a subdivision located north of Mexico City, where the climate is cold and humid in the rainy season.

Aurelia House / Jorge Hernández de la Garza , Courtesy of Jorge Hernández de la Garza
Courtesy of Jorge Hernández de la Garza

With these parameters, the house is located on a square platform on two levels. The first level is partially buried and houses services and a play room, the second level is above the median ground level.

Courtesy of Jorge Hernández de la Garza
Courtesy of Jorge Hernández de la Garza

At this level we designed a glazed central courtyard, which allows for ventilation and sunlight in the rooms and social area of the house during all months of the year.

Courtesy of Jorge Hernández de la Garza
Courtesy of Jorge Hernández de la Garza

The tiled pitched roofs converge towards this courtyard. They respect the rules of the subdivision, achieving a visual dynamism that changes the relationship of scale and perspective.

Section B
Section B

In a subtle way, the inclination of the roofs gives greater openness towards the abundant vegetation of the site, while inside, the roofs give scale and warmth to the living space.

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Cite: "Aurelia House / Jorge Hernández de la Garza " [Casa Aurelia / Jorge Hernández de la Garza ] 28 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/442024/aurelia-house-jorge-hernandez-de-la-garza/> ISSN 0719-8884
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